Edgecore SONiC Solutions for Open Networking in the Cloud
January 26th 2021 - 4p.m. UTC

The SONiC community is being led by Microsoft and many other key players, including Edgecore, to deliver a robust, proven software infrastructure to enable customers to build highly scalable data center networks. Containing proven Layer-2 and Layer-3 protocols, along with a modern micro-services architecture, customers can extend the functionality of SONiC to meet their specific use case.

Edgecore's SONiC solutions are tailored to the needs of today's Data Centers where the ability to rapidly scale out the data center fabrics is a must.

How do I get in on the action?

Get access to the
Edgecore SONiC Solutions Workshop

The Moderator


Barry McGinley
Systems Engineer, EPS Global

Barry's broad knowledge of Open Networking encompasses the Hardware and Software required to optimise your organization's performance. You can preview some of his previous discussions surrounding Open Networking in his monthly blog.


This Workshop

SONiC is a free, open source network operating system based on Linux that was developed by Microsoft and the Open Compute Project. It offers a full suite of network functionality, like BGP and RDMA, that has been production-hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers, and allows them to share the same software stack across hardware from different switch vendors.

It is now being widely adopted outside of the hyper-scale datacentre environment due to the ever-increasing feature set, driven by the dedicated SONiC community.

Targeted use-cases include:

  1. Scalable L3 Fabric Underlay
  2. Network Fabric Underlay for VMWare® deployments (NSX, ESX, vSAN)
  3. Multi-tenancy with VxLAN & eVPN

What you
will learn

  • What is SONiC and
  • Edgecore SONiC solutions overview
  • Hands-on engineering workshop:
    • A leaf and spine architecture with Edgecore switches, showing redundancy and ECMP
    • SONiC licence install through Zero-touch provisioning
    • Setting up a Layer 2 VLAN
  • Q & A session